#OTD in Irish History | 15 November:

1777 – The Articles of Confederation, the first written constitution of the United States was adopted by the Continental Congress. A number of the Congress hailed from Ireland including Secretary of the Congress Charles Thomson who was born in Maghera, Co Derry in 1729. Thomson was the permanent Secretary of the Continental Congress for more […]

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#OTD in 1586 – The Battle of Ardnaree | Sir Richard Bingham, governor of Connacht, surprises a force of redshanks engaged by the Burkes of Mayo.

The result is a victory for the English over the Mac Philbins and Burkes. The conflict is a part of the political and military struggle, involving the English and occasionally the Scots, for control of the north of Ireland. The anglicised version of the name Ardnaree can be translated to Árd na ríogh, meaning the hill of the […]

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#OTD in 1593 – Gráinne Ní Mháille (Grace O’Malley) meets Elizabeth I.

Gráinne Ní Mháille was chieftain of the Ó Máille clan in the west of Ireland, following in the footsteps of her father Eoghan Dubhdara Ó Máille. Commonly known as Gráinne Mhaol (anglicised as Granuaile) in Irish folklore, she is a well-known historical figure in 16th-century Irish history, and is sometimes known as ‘The Sea Queen […]

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#OTD in 1967 – Celtic Football Club become the first Scottish and northern European team to win the European Cup, beating Inter 2-1 in the Estádio Nacional, in Lisbon, Portugal.

An estimated crowd of 70,000 crammed into the Estádio Nacional near Lisbon, Portugal to witness the Glasgow side lift the greatest prize in club football, defeating Inter Milan 2–1. As the final whistle blew, euphoric Celtic fans poured onto the pitch to celebrate their team’s victory, many whooping with joy and waving banners. Jock Stein, […]

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#OTD in 1594 – English expedition sets out from Galway to kill pirate queen, Gráinne Ní Mháille (Grace O’Malley).

England used Galway as a launching pad for capturing the Pirate Queen, Gráinne Ní Mháille — and failed miserably. Gráinne Ní Mháille was chieftain of the Ó Máille clan in the west of Ireland, following in the footsteps of her father Eoghan Dubhdara Ó Máille. Commonly known as Gráinne Mhaol (anglicised as Granuaile) in Irish […]

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#OTD in Irish History | 15 November:

1777 – The Articles of Confederation, the first written constitution of the United States was adopted by the Continental Congress. A number of the Congress hailed from Ireland including Secretary of the Congress Charles Thomson who was born in Maghera, Co Derry in 1729. Thomson was the permanent Secretary of the Continental Congress for more […]

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#OTD in 1967 – Celtic Football Club become the first Scottish and northern European team to win the European Cup, beating Inter 2-1 in the Estádio Nacional, in Lisbon, Portugal.

An estimated crowd of 70,000 crammed into the Estádio Nacional near Lisbon, Portugal to witness the Glasgow side lift the greatest prize in club football, defeating Inter Milan 2–1. As the final whistle blew, euphoric Celtic fans poured onto the pitch to celebrate their team’s victory, many whooping with joy and waving banners. Jock Stein, […]

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#OTD in 1594 – English expedition sets out from Galway to kill pirate queen, Gráinne Ní Mháille (Grace O’Malley).

England used Galway as a launching pad for capturing the Pirate Queen, Gráinne Ní Mháille — and failed miserably. Gráinne Ní Mháille was chieftain of the Ó Máille clan in the west of Ireland, following in the footsteps of her father Eoghan Dubhdara Ó Máille. Commonly known as Gráinne Mhaol (anglicised as Granuaile) in Irish […]

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#OTD in Irish History | 15 November:

1777 – The Articles of Confederation, the first written constitution of the United States was adopted by the Continental Congress. A number of the Congress hailed from Ireland including Secretary of the Congress Charles Thomson who was born in Maghera, Co Derry in 1729. Thomson was the permanent Secretary of the Continental Congress for more […]

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#OTD in 1967 – Celtic Football Club become the first Scottish and northern European team to win the European Cup, beating Inter 2-1 in the Estádio Nacional, in Lisbon, Portugal.

An estimated crowd of 70,000 crammed into the Estádio Nacional near Lisbon, Portugal to witness the Glasgow side lift the greatest prize in club football, defeating Inter Milan 2–1. As the final whistle blew, euphoric Celtic fans poured onto the pitch to celebrate their team’s victory, many whooping with joy and waving banners. Jock Stein, […]

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